Today's News

  • Blue Devil boys, Galax girls win Grayson River Run

    FRIES –– Grayson County’s boys and Galax’s girls were the team winners of the Grayson River Run cross country meet, hosted Wednesday by Grayson County at the New River Trail State Park.

    The Blue Devils placed all five of their scoring runners among the top 10 to finish with 34 points, holding off runner-up Graham (48) for the team title. Fort Chiswell was third with 67 points and Galax was fourth with 77.

  • Bruins take down Cavs 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Blacksburg’s top seven players, all seniors, have been playing together since they were sixth-graders, concentrating on nothing but volleyball.

    It shows.

  • Tide falters in Region 1A West golf

    WYTHEVILLE –– Trimmed and rolled greens, enough of a breeze to be a factor and somewhat of a larger stage made Wytheville Golf Club a different course in the Region 1A West tournament than it was seven days earlier in the Conference 46 tournament. Galax handled the course more than well enough at the conference event. In Thursday’s regionals, the venerable place got the best of the Maroon Tide.

  • Salem overpowers Cavaliers

    SALEM –– Spoiler alert: Salem is pretty good at playing football.

  • Late FG lifts Tide past Giles

    Galax Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon said he knew the game Friday night against Giles was going to be a war.

    The game lived up to its billing and the final outcome came with just 11 seconds to play when freshman kicker Edward Medina booted a 25-yard field goal to give the Tide a 17-15 victory over the Spartans in a nondistrict game played in Galax.

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  • Boyd joins 9th District race as independent

    Staff Report

    Janice Allen Boyd has announced her candidacy for the U.S. Congress 9th District seat.

    The district includes Galax, Carroll and Grayson.

    The independent candidate said she has “traveled over every major and minor road system and met thousands upon thousands of residents” personally to gather signatures on a petition to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot. In a news release, she thanked residents from Abingdon and Christiansburg who put her over the minimum 1,000 signatures she needed.

  • GHS student makes gift for firefighters as school project

    Brady White, now a senior at Galax High School, picked creating a wooden sign as a shop project in the school’s Career & Technical Education program during his junior year.

    The sign, which bears elements related to firefighting, is his gift to the Galax Volunteer Fire Department. “I’m with the fire department,” said White. “I’m an Explorer. I knew the machine was here [at school], and I wanted to do something with it, and this was the first thing I thought of.

  • Factory vandalism trial delayed

    HILLSVILLE — Corey Dean Hodges’ criminal trial has been granted a continuance in the Carroll County Circuit Court; the Oct. 20 date has been changed to Dec. 12.

    Hodges was charged with destruction of property and statutory burglary after a Feb. 3 incident at Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax.

  • Two charged in paving scam

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — Two Fries men were recently arrested and charged with their alleged involvement in a scam business selling overpriced paving work to local citizens.

    According to Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, Timothy Hamilton, 45, and Jonathan Hamilton, 18, of 64 Honey Lane were taken into custody for obtaining money by false pretenses and contracting without a license.